Urinary Catheter Is Blocked After Prostate Surgery?
Good night .. sorry I want to ask .. 4 days ago my father had prostate surgery using a laser … then my father can go home with a condition still using a keteter … now the clans … the catheter is clogged, my father wanted to pee but the urine pee not out … what is the solution if there is a problem with the catheter and do you have to go to the puskesmas again … thanks please answer
Hello Mansur, Thank you for the question.
A urine catheter is a tube that is inserted into the bladder through the urethra (urethra) which aims to help pass urine. Urinary catheters can be blocked by changing catheter positions, blood clots, or infections. If the urine catheter is blocked, you should immediately advise your father to re-consult with the doctor who handled your father before. The doctor will examine your father and examine his urine catheter. The doctor will do further treatment to overcome this condition. Usually the doctor will try to ascertain the position of the urine catheter first if bent or depressed by something. If the urine catheter is still in a good position, the doctor will try to clean the urine catheter so that the blockage can be overcome. If it is still not resolved, the doctor will replace with a new catheter; maybe the doctor will also do a urine test to find out if there is a urinary tract infection that causes these symptoms. Do not delay consulting with a doctor because if not treated immediately it can cause complaints of abdominal pain and greater risk of urinary tract infections due to urine being retained.
I hope this helps.